April 2, 2015


Feeling... stiff. My back has been bothering me for a few days. I went to yoga last night and I think it made it worst!

Reading... "The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris" by Mark Kurlansky.

I've been eyeing this book for a long time now and I stumbled on it at a bookstore sidewalk sale in Georgetown over the weekend. I'm not sure how I feel about it. The first two chapters provided a history of the Dominican Republic and I found it...slightly offensive. The author claims that the Dominican Republic struggles with a true sense of identity and that of all the Caribbean nations, it has the "least distinct culture" citing that "the others all have poetic names." I'm going to continue reading it, but I don't think its fair to say that the name of the country equates to its cultural identity.

Watching... Parenthood. The Pilot and I have been watching this show since the first season but we missed the last three episodes, including the series finale.

Listening to... the Classical music station on NPR. It makes me so much more productive than just listening to whatever hodge podge on Pandora.

Drinking... hot water with lemon. It's part of my new morning routine. I've found that I haven't needed coffee since doing this.

Thinking about... the Germanwings plane crash. This one hit close to home...more so than the Malaysia disappearance or anything else. I've avoided coverage about it because I honestly can't listen to or watch it. It's devastating and my heart is grieving for the families of the passengers, but especially for the family of the pilot who was locked out of the cockpit.

Working on...
our apartment. It's almost where I want it to be. It's been a slow, steady progress, but we're almost there and I'm planning for it to be completely finished just in time to have friends over as the weather gets nicer.

Needing... to clean up my computer. Both mine and The Pilot's computers are pretty old. I'm hoping I can clean mine up and extend its lifespan until I'm ready for a new one.

Loving... the feedback on my post yesterday. This was the first time I wrote a post that I wasn't sure about posted, but everyone has been great, so thank you!

Excited about... Easter weekend!

What's on your 'Currently' list this week?


  1. You wrote a great post yesterday, lady! You should be proud :)!

    Sorry about your back, is it lower or upper? If it's lower you might want to really try and stretch your hamstrings. I learned last year that those too are linked quite closely.

    I'm with you on the plane crash, so devastating and I just can't imagine what was going through the locked out pilots head. How absolutely horrific :(!

    I love hot water with lemon. It's been part of my routine for years and when I don't make time for it I can feel off for the day. Hope you have a great day!

  2. Keep the kleenex close for the "Parenthood" finale. I mean, if you've been watching the show from the beginning, you probably know this, but the finale is especially emotional.

  3. Yes, this plane was difficult for me as well. I never thought this could happen in Germany. In those moments I keep reminding myself, flying is still a lot safer than driving a car.

  4. I don't have a pilot connection but I have thought about that pilot a lot. What a tragedy for so many people. Have you read The Art Forger? My favorite book in quite awhile.


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